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Starbucks Offers to Reimburse Employees for Abortion Travel

May 16, 2022, 1:37 PM

Starbucks Corp. is expanding its US health-care benefits to cover travel for abortion and gender-affirming procedures.

Employees and their dependents who don’t have access to those procedures within 100 miles of their home can be reimbursed for eligible travel expenses, Starbucks said Monday in a blog post.

“Like many of you, I’m deeply concerned by the draft Supreme Court opinion related to the constitutional right to abortion that was first established by Roe v. Wade,” said Sara Kelly, acting executive vice president for employee resources, in the blog post.

The Seattle-based coffee chain joins a growing list of companies ...